In a small, Northern Vermont Kitchen, we sate our appetites with homemade meals and a love of local ingredients.

Orange Ancho Melon Salad with Maple Candied Pecans

A friend of ours went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Maine and asked if we could check in on her little cats while she was gone. We said we’d be happy to. Who doesn’t like checking in on adorable kittens? And as a thank you, she gave us a fresh…

Orange Blossom Rhubarb Sauce

Every year when we get rhubarb from the farmers market, I try to put a savory spin on it. But this year, I decided to go a more traditional route, and make a sweet sauce with it. Jedd had given me orange blossom water for my birthday and I’d wanted…

Sichuan Peppercorn and Star Anise Braised Shingo Pears

Are you looking for an insanely delicious treat? These pears fit the bill. They’re full of ginger and anise, with a titch of extra savory goodness from Sichuan peppercorns. Jedd’s mother’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that braised pears would make a nice co-dessert with…

Broiled Honey Butter Grapefruit

My maternal grandfather farmed all day, enjoyed a tipple in the evening while he played guitar, adored his wife and family, and gave any spare time he had to anyone who needed a hand. He didn’t have a greedy bone in his body. Unless there was a grapefruit in the…

Pomegranate, Rosewater, Honey and Cardamom Ice Cream

My aunt has started keeping bees, and I was the lucky recipient of some of her honey. And with that in mind, I decided to make a dessert that was worthy of her hard effort and honey love. I had some coconut milk on hand, and some aromatic spices that…